Real Name: Chlree
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Glx) technology-user
Occupation: Prime Theoretician of SHIELD
Group Membership: SHIELD (Society of Higher Interstellar Education and Logistical Development; Cmar Har, Hji, Yoof, unidentified Flb’dbi, unidentified extraterrestrial (tall), unidentified extraterrestrial (short))
Affiliations: He is a members in good standing of the
Intergalactic Institute of Advanced Learning on the planet
Firebird (Bonita Juarez)
Enemies: None identified
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Prime Theoretician Chlree;
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout space via the SHIELD orbiter (see comments);
apparently regularly visits the Intergalactic Institute of Advanced Learning on the planet Rus;
presumably at least formerly the planet Glxx, third from the sun in the Zplst system, Milky Way galaxy
First Appearance: Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (November, 1988)
Powers/Abilities: As a Glx, Chlreee's body is silicon-based, rather than carbon-based, like humanity.
He survives by eating metal, which he could presumably absorb even in the form of bullets fired into his chest (another Glx, Chleee, was shown to be able to do so).
Native to an arid environment with a gravity 182% of Earth, and larger than average humans, Chleee most likely had some degree of superhuman strength (likely "enhanced human," lifting over 800 lbs., but less than 2 tons; although, perhaps as an intellectual-type, he didn't exercise as much, and so he may be far stronger than the average human, but not able to lift 800 lbs.).
As the Prime Theoretician of an interstellar advanced educational group, Chlree is presumably both highly intelligent and highly educated, presumably in various fields of science.
Chlree tends to regard subjects of examination as objects (calling Firebird "it" or "the specimen"); however, he is also willing to help such a subject appreciate his or her true nature and power.
Height: Unrevealed (the
average height of the Glx is listed at 8'. In the panels in which he
was seen in comparison to Yoof (who is a Yrd, which average at 6'2"
tall), he looked to vary between 30-50% tall than Yoof; Firebird
is 5'5," but she was only seen in comparison to Chlree when she was
kneeling; I estimate 8'4"...then again, maybe Yoof isn't fully grown...who knows?!)
Weight: Unrevealed (I think given the size of his head, if he were 6' tall, he'd be like 200 lbs.; so, at 84"' that would make him about 536 lbs.; ....but, his race is silicon-based rather than carbon-based; per OHotMU engineering expert Mike Fichera, that would increase his weight by 24.1%, so more like 665 lbs.)
Eyes: Pale yellow (no visible irides)
Hair: None (the Glx have some grid pattern on the top of their heads, but no obvious hair)
Skin: Pale yellow
Unusual Features: As a Glx, Chlree has a broad head with a flattened top, with a grid pattern at its top; he has three fingers and a thumb on each hand
(Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (fb) - BTS) - Chlree became Prime Theoretician of SHIELD (Society of Higher Interstellar Education and Logistical Development), obviously dedicated to advanced study and research of the universe (and possibly beyond). He was also in good standing with the Intergalactic Institute of Advanced Learning on the planet Rus.
(Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (fb)
- BTS) - After learning that SHIELD base-level pupil Yoof had expunged
the experimental by-product of an independent project that had proved
untenable into space, Chlree had it tracked to Earth, and he sent the
SHIELD orbiter to Earth to evaluate the effects on the being exposed to
it, Firebird (Juanita Suarez).
(Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (fb) - BTS) - SHIELD collected Firebird and brought her to the SHIELD orbiter for study.
(Avengers Spotlight I#24/2) - Supervising the evaluation of Firebird, Chlree was impressed that while all sensors indicated that "the specimen" was in abundance of physical discomfort that she refused to cry out in protest. When she finally asked why they were doing this to her, Chlree was intrigued with her coherent response, and he suggested that while they were learning what "it" was made of, they should learn what "it" was made from.
As Hji began to show Firebird's history, Chlree had him move backward and then forward until reaching "the specimen's first contact with our -- how do I say this -- our -- handywork."
Chlree then asked Yoof to confirm
that the "meteor of cold fire" that mutated Firebird was what he had
dumped, and when he did, Chlree asked Yoof if he was aware of the
difficulties his actions had precipitated, and he further asked Yoof
what he suggested they do with the fruits of his labor.
However, Firebird then broke free
and confronted her examiners, demanding explanations. Ordering the
translator to activated (both Anglo-Saxon and Latin derivations),
Chlree then explained that they were trying to assess whether she -- or
her fellow sentients -- had suffered any difficulties due to the
negligence of their base pupil and his unsupervised experiments.
After Chlree identified his
organization's nature and summarized events that had led to her powers,
Firebird lashed out with her fiery powers, in denial as she had
believed her powers to be a gift from God. Standing his ground, Chlree
further detailed the events that had led to her empowerment. As
Firebird released Yoof, Chlree was fascinated with her control of
molecular expansion through heat, allowing her to create a contained
cushion of hot air.
When Firebird despaired at the seeming contradiction to her faith/beliefs and considered that she was "nothing," Chlree assured her she was far more than "nothing," and asked if she would like to know what.
(Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (fb)
- BTS) - Chlree explained to Firebird the true nature and extent of her
powers, and this understanding helped Firebird regain her faith,
considering that God had granted her abilities through a more
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Gavin Curtis, and Steve Buccellato.
When first referenced, he is
identified as Prime
Theoretician "Chlree" (by the telepathic R'Malki Cmar Har) and one
other time with that same spelling by the history-reviewing
unidentified race extraterrestrial Hji. The other two times he is
identified by name in the story, it is "Chlreee" (once by the
base-level pupil Yoof, but once by Cmar Har). That's a tough call,but
with the same number of instances, I'd go with the precedent.
Or perhaps there is a reason for the extra "e" or lack thereof in some circumstances...
Chlree had a sub-profile in the SHIELD profile first posted 06/07/2004.
This profile was completed 3/14/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Snood.
Chlree should be distinguished from:
Avengers Spotlight#24/2, pg. 2, panel 4 (face & shoulders, raised finger);
pg. 6, panel 1 (top of head);
pg. 7, panel 3 (full body);
pg. 8, panel 3 (face, close-up)
Avengers Spotlight I#24/2 (November, 1988) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Gavin Curtis (penciler), Steve Buccellato (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
First posted: 09/22/2021
Last updated: 09/21/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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